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The School Governors' Annual Reports (Wales) Regulations 2001

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Regulation 3

SCHEDULEINFORMATION TO BE CONTAINED IN GOVERNORS' REPORTS.

1.  Where there is an obligation on the governing body (by virtue of section 43 of the 1998 Act) to hold an annual parents' meeting,—

(a)details of the date, time and place for the next annual parents' meeting and its agenda;

(b)an indication that the purpose of that meeting will be to discuss both the governors' report and the discharge by the governing body, the head teacher and the local education authority of their functions in relation to the school; and

(c)a report on the consideration which has been given to any resolutions passed at the previous annual parents' meeting(where there was an obligation on the governing body to hold such a meeting).

2.  The following particulars of members of the governing body and their clerk—

(a)the name of each governor stating, in each case, the category (according to the definitions contained in Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the 1998 Act) to which the governor belongs and, where the governor is an ex officio governor, that he or she is such a governor;

(b)in the case of an appointed governor, the person by whom he or she was appointed;

(c)in relation to each governor who is not an ex officio governor, the date on which his or her term of office comes to an end; and

(d)the name, and address of the chairman of the governing body and their clerk.

3.  Such information as is available to the governing body about the arrangements for the next election of parent governors.

4.  A financial statement—

(a)reproducing or summarising any financial statement of which a copy has been provided to the governing body by the local education authority under section 52 of the 1998 Act since the previous governors' report;

(b)indicating, in general terms, how any sum made available to the governing body by the authority (including the school’s budget share) in the period covered by the report was used;

(c)giving details of the application of any gifts made to the school in that period; and

(d)stating the total amount of any travelling and subsistence allowances paid to members of the governing body in that period.

5.  The information relating to National Curriculum assessments most recently published by the governing body in accordance with regulations made under section 408 of the 1996 Act(1).

6.  The information relating to—

(a)pupils entered for public examinations and pupils' achievements in public examinations;

(b)vocational qualifications attained by pupils; and

(c)pupils' attendance records;

most recently provided by the governing body in accordance with regulations made under section 537(1) of the 1996 Act(2).

7.—(1) The information most recently provided by the governing body in accordance with regulations(3) made under subsection (7) of section 537(4) of the 1996 Act, comprising information published by (or under arrangements made by) the National Assembly under subsection (6) of that section.

(2) Where the information published by (or under arrangement made by) the National Assembly under section 537(6) of the 1996 Act is published in both full and summary form, the full information must be included in the governors' report.

8.  The information relating to pupils leaving the school, or employment or training taken up by pupils on leaving the school, most recently provided by the governing body in accordance with regulations(5) made under section 537(1) of the 1996 Act.

9.  The steps taken by the governing body to develop or strengthen the school’s links with the community (including links with the police).

10.  Such information about any targets—

(a)for improvements set by the governing body in respect of the performance of pupils at the school as is required to be published by virtue of regulations made under section 19 of the Education Act 1997(6); and

(b)for reducing the level of unauthorised absences on the part of relevant day pupils at the school as have been set by the governing body by virtue of regulations made under section 63 of the 1998 Act(7).

11.  In relation to the period since the previous governors' report an indication of—

(a)the extent to which the aims of the governing body with respect to sport at the school have been attained; and

(b)any notable sporting achievements of the school’s teams during that period.

12.  A summary of any review carried out by the governing body in respect of any policies or strategies adopted by them in the exercise of their functions in relation to the school and of any action taken by them following such a revision.

13.  The dates of the beginning and end of each school term, and of half-term holidays, for the next school year.

14.—(1) A summary of any changes to information contained (pursuant to regulations(8) made under sections 408 or 537 of the 1996 Act or under section 92 of the 1998 Act) in the school prospectus since the previous governors' report was prepared.

(2) Where such Regulations require schools to publish different information in different prospectuses, sub-paragraph (1) shall be taken to refer to all such prospectuses.

(1)

Subsection (1) (a) of section 408 is amended by paragraph 30(a) of Schedule 7 to the Education Act 1997 (c. 44); subsection (4)(f) is prospectively amended by paragraph 30(b) of that Schedule; subsection (2) (d) is amended by paragraph 106(b) of Schedule 30 to the 1998 Act; subsections (1)(b), (3) and (4)(b) and (c) are repealed by paragraph 106(a), (c) and (d)(i) of that Schedule and Schedule 31 to that Act; and subsection (4)(d) is amended by paragraph 106(d)(ii) of Schedule 30 to the 1998 Act. The current regulations are the Education (School Information) (Wales) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/1812); see paragraphs 18—20 of Schedule 2.

(2)

A new section 537(1) is substituted by paragraph 152 of Schedule 30 to the1998 Act. The current Regulations are the Education (School Performance Information) (Wales) Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/1867 as amended by S.I. 1999/1470). See regulation 9 and Schedules 1, 2 and 4 to those Regulations.

(3)

See regulation 10 of S.I. 1998/1867.

(4)

Subsection (7) of section 537 is amended by paragraph 152 of Schedule 30 to the 1998 Act.

(5)

See S.I. 1999/1812, Schedule 2, paragraphs 23 and 24.

(6)

1997 c. 44. Section 19 is amended by paragraph 213 of Schedule 30 to the 1998 Act. The current regulations are the Education (School Performance and Unauthorised Absence Targets) (Wales) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/1811).

(7)

See S.I. 1999/1811.

(8)

The current regulations setting out the information to be included in school prospectuses are the Education (School Information) (Wales) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/1812).

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